Ethylene Polymerization by a New Zirconium Complex
Novel zirconium complex C2 has been prepared by treatment of the ligand complex C1 with ZrCl4•2THF in dichloromethane solution. The complex C1 and C2 were characterized by 1H-NMR and IR. Activated by MAO, Complex C2 displays very high activity for ethylene polymerization under the reaction temperature of 30～80°C and the viscosity-average molecular weight of polyethylene is more than 3.50×104 when reaction temperature is no more than 60°C.The molecular-weight distribution measured by gel permeation reached 2.3.High melting points measured by DSC indicates that the polyethylene produced by complex C2 is high linearity and high crystallinity.
Z. Z. Cheng et al., "Ethylene Polymerization by a New Zirconium Complex", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 214, pp. 699-703, 2011